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What a unique resource for genealogy! Finding and documenting my family is my ultimate goal; however, along the way I enjoy finding undocumented graves and adding them to FAG together with as much information as I can gather. |
MY GOAL is to create memorials that honor the memory of those who have gone before me and to encourage and help other FAG volunteers do the same.
TRANSFERS: I am always willing to transfer memorials I have created if I am not related. To request a transfer use the EDIT button on the top right of the memorial - click on
TO SUGGEST ANY CORRECTION OR ADDITION: Be sure to include your Contributor # and name.
PHOTOGRAPHS: You may use my photographs with credit.
SUGGESTION: If at all possible add an obituary or create your own information about an individual which adds so much history to a Find A Grave memorial. While Find A Grave can give some family linkage, only an obituary or other account of a person's life can tell their story. Please consider this when you create a memorial.
SPECIAL "HOW TO HELP" FOR MY FELLOW FIND A GRAVE VOLUNTEERS USING HTML CODE: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
HOW TO EXPAND YOUR BIO PAGE AS WELL AS YOUR INDIVIDUAL MEMORIALS : Just type a line across the page at some point in the bio OR add a row of characters. Just make sure to leave your EDIT TAB IN FULL VIEW. Recheck before continuing.
HOW TO CREATE BOLD TEXT:
To create bold text in your Find A Grave memorials or on your home page you need to USE SOME HTML CODING - first type < and next TYPE the letter b with no space and then type > NEXT TYPE THE TEXT THAT YOU WANT IN BOLD PRINT and at the end of what is to be in bold TYPE < no space then / then b then > with no spaces in between them.
HOW TO CREATE ITALICS TEXT:
You can also do the same thing with italics by switching out the b and replace with i (for italics) using the same procedure. Or you can do both bold & italics by adding both the corresponding HTML codes one following the other with no space. Experiment with this until you get it right. Try it!
HOW TO CREATE A LINK TO ANOTHER FIND A GRAVE MEMORIAL:
Sometimes you may want to link to another memorial especially when there is no way to normally link the memorials - use the following HTML Code:
< a h r e f = "http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid= number "> name < / a >
NOTE: There are no spaces in the code except one after a before href. I had to make spaces so you can read this. Then find the memorial you want to link to, copy the number from the bottom of the memorial and paste that number where you see the word number - then delete the word number being careful not to remove any other notations. Then place the name of the person you want in place of the word NAME. Carefully delete the word name. Then click SAVE CHANGES. Always check to make sure the link is to the correct memorial.
HOW TO CREATE A LINK TO ANOTHER WEBSITE:
To create a link to another website use the same HTML code except in the quotes include the entire website address use the following HTML Code:
< a h r e f = " in this space copy and paste the web page you want to link to followed by a closed quote mark " > in this spot type what you want to call the link such as BIRTH RECORD or MARRIAGE LICENSE or whatever words explain the link followed by < / a >
CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please let me know if I have made a mistake or misprint on any memorial or if you have additional information by clicking on the EDIT button on the top right of a memorial. I will make them if I feel the information submitted is accurate.
VIRTUAL CEMETERIES: When you cannot control your ancestor's Find A Grave memorials then CREATE a VIRTUAL CEMETERY. Check out how to do this on your contributor page.
LINKS: Be sure to link children to their parents and wives to husbands. Find A Grave then automatically adds siblings if they are linked to their parents.
RE ANCESTRY'S BUYOUT OF FIND A GRAVE: Ancestry hopefully will and should continue to maintain FIND A GRAVE AS A FREE GENEALOGY RESEARCH SITE since FIND A GRAVERS add information to their memorials that may not find it's way to Ancestry otherwise. BE SURE TO save copies of your family's memorials to your computer - just in case things change!
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|Jeannette||Thank you for your diligence|
I was intrigued about the "Cora Prudence" vs "Prudence" Felton discussion. Since I was planning a West Virginia trip anyway, never before having visited the land of my forbears, I decided to try to find the grave myself. Cousin Nancy from Connellsville, Pa and I along with my hubby had a wonderful road trip through Preston County. It was a thrill to rumble through the steep mountain side homesteads and towns and to imagine what it must have been like for the Felton and Wotring families (among others) when they lived here. (Prudence is my third great aunt.) Indeed, her headstone says only Prudence, but having you quote your sources reassures me that Cora Prudence could have indeed been her full name. Her husband's name is actually abbreviated on the headstone to "A B Wotring" so saving space may have been an issue. The word Prudence actually takes up the whole upper curve of the marker. Thank you so much for your attention to detail, JeMM -